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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Dear Members of Sound Machine,

I am hoping that some of you might have some ideas on the following: I am writing a new marching band show entitled "A Night at the Opera" which features popular themes from the opera.

So far, I have the following:

I. Pagliacci

II. O Sole Mio

III. ????

IV. William Tell Overture (which is from Rossini's last opera)

I am looking for ideas for the 3rd movement. I was originally looking at the Barber of Seville, but realized that the rhythms used are too difficult for a lot of high school bands.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Dennis

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What about something from the Magic Flute?

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Jazzman wrote:
What about something from the Magic Flute?

Ok, here are two with tie-ins to the show title.

Something from Verdi's Il trovatore (Used in the classic Marx Bros' A Night at the Opera)


Bohemian Rhapsody (from the clasic Queen album A Night at the Opera)

Even the ballad section of BH might be nice (and relatively easy).

Or you could always go with something from Phantom...

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WE ARE SPARTACI wrote:
Jazzman wrote:
What about something from the Magic Flute?

Ok, here are two with tie-ins to the show title.

Something from Verdi's Il trovatore (Used in the classic Marx Bros' A Night at the Opera)


Bohemian Rhapsody (from the clasic Queen album A Night at the Opera)

Even the ballad section of BH might be nice (and relatively easy).

Or you could always go with something from Phantom...


Both excellent ideas! However, I need to stay anyway from copyright issues, so the Queen selection won't work. Thanks! I like Verdi's IL Travatore. Also, like the Magic Flute.

Dennis

I'm still open to more ideas.

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Carmen (Bizet)
Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Rigoletto or Aida (Verdi)
Madame Butterfly or Tosca or La Boheme (Puccini)
Samson and Dalila (Saint-Saens)

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Thanks Jazzman!!

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How about "Song to the Evening Star" by Wagner..................Bill


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OOPS. Its from Tannhauser...............Bill


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Thanks Bill!

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Phantom of the Opera's Music of the Night.

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Sandy,

I like your idea. However, since there is copyright issues, I cannot use that music for this company. :(

It has to be either public domain or original.

I think I am going with:

I. Pagliacci

II. O Sole Mio

III. Excerpts from Carmen

IV. William Tell Overture


What do you think?

Dennis

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Sounds good.
Yeah there are some stingy writers out there. I think John Williams is another one hard to get copy rights from.

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As I understand it, it's not only about money, but usage as well. There have been issues about music from a particular artist's music being used for porno. I respect him too much to publicly mention it, e-mail me for the nome if anyone so chooses. However, about 10 years ago we worked up a closer based on the Perez Prado arrangement of "Patricia". The superintendent reamed me out because it was used for some X rated program on HBO. A whole lot of work down the drain..........Bill


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Libiamo ne'lieti calici from Verdi's La Traviata would be fun.

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Regarding John Williams, I don't know why some people won't look at some of his tunes from the show M Squad. The end credits for the show (aptly named "The End") is pretty hot.

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